Research Analyst

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Business Services

  • Job type:

    Contract / Interim

  • Salary:

    £28,000 - £32,000

  • Contact:

    Ian Makgill

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


Are you able to conduct accurate and insightful analysis from data? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

About you

We are looking for a skilled research analyst to join our organisation, Spend Network.

As an analyst, you'll be working with our technical team to help them specify what is needed from our database and then to conduct analysis and modelling according to our client's needs. Working with our Head of Research, you’ll conduct analysis and create research reports for our clients.

Our data is often inconsistent and some sources are unreliable, we expect you to be able to be able to identify good data from bad and to use your knowledge of statistical analysis to overcome the inconsistencies and find the best ways to derive insights and intelligence from the data.

In order to write up your findings, you must be able to communicate your findings in clear and concise written English, so that you can co-author reports as well as proposals for our clients.

Where you'll fit

  • Work with our technical team to extract the right data

  • Assist in research projects

  • Assist in bids

  • Manage client requests

What we can offer

  • A salary of £24k to £32k

  • Either part time or full time work, probably on a temp to perm basis, but we're open minded.

  • We will fit our work around your life, we won't expect you to put our work ahead of your family commitments.

  • We all work remotely and have done for several years, we're happy to work with you wherever you are, you just have to be able to align most of your work to our office hours (9am to 5pm GMT).

  • We offer a generous training program.

  • We are inclusive. We actively promote women in tech: we have a 30% funded apprenticeship scheme for women and our team is almost 50:50 split in gender.

About us

Spend Network ( is a data analysis company dedicated to gathering and analysing public contracting data. We’re a small, friendly team that cares about being inclusive and doing good work. We’re open to remote working and flexible working. So we'd be really happy to work with someone who was returning to work, could only work 9-to-3, or needed a job share. We’re inquisitive, supportive and diligent.

We work with procurement data and have the largest, open database of tenders in the world (you can see some of it here: We work with governments and organisations around the world to improve the way they spend money. We sell our data to businesses and Governments, but also make the data available for free to academics, journalists and activists. Our research has recently been featured in the BBC and the FT.

Skills And Qualifications


  • Academic or professional experience demonstrating logical and numerical thinking, including a strong grasp of statistics;

  • the ability to write impactful articles and reports;

  • the ability to see the insights that a body of data can provide;

  • the ability to operate with a degree of independence and

  • proficiency in either Microsoft Office or Google G-Suite packages.


  • Experience working with complex data sets;

  • experience of using code to analyse data e.g. SQL, Python, R or equivalent;

  • an interest in either government and public services, or finance and business;

  • an understanding of economic modelling and

  • an interest in data visualisation, using basic charts.


Application process

Please send us an email to with the following:

  • a link to your online CV (LinkedIn will do);
  • some details about the sort of job you're looking for;
  • two references that you're happy for us to contact.

Please put 'Analyst - ' followed by your name in the email title.

The interview will start with some written tests, followed by a telephone interview.

A note for agencies

We won't hire on the basis of unsolicited emails (ever), please don't send us emails unless we've contacted you first. We may use our rights under GDPR to request to be forgotten if you do decide to use any personal information about our staff.